The Inside Story of Roe v Wade
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Clarke Forsythe to discuss his book, Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade, how the temporary makeup of SCOTUS drove Roe v. Wade and the unintended consequences of one of the 20th Century’s most important rulings.
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Paul Ryan’s Missing Op-Ed
Congressman Paul Ryan penned an op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal forging a path to “ending this stalemate.” What is amazing about this op-ed is what it fails to mention. Amidst the garrulous piece on Medicare reform, Social Security, and tax policy, there is not one word about the very impetus for this so-called stalemate – Obamacare. Ryan rightfully notes that this is “our moment | Read More »
This is the Strategy. Now Do It.
Conservatives need to push the debt ceiling fight off the front burner to after Christmas. Republican Leaders are begging us to merge the continuing resolution fight and debt ceiling fight. They covet this with all their mind and heart. They do not want a stand alone fight on Obamacare. They want to conflate it with the debt ceiling so they can do a grand bargain | Read More »
Shame on Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. He Lied to Bill O’Reilly.
Last week, reports surfaced that the Senate GOP had a meeting in which Senators screamed at and berated Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz. Senator Ron Johnson appeared on Bill O’Reilly’s show to deny that anyone yelled or screamed at Senators Lee and Cruz in that meeting.Ron Johnson is a damn liar.There was one, and only one, Senator screaming at the top of his lungs | Read More »
The 10 Most Ridiculous Entries on HuffPo’s ‘Shutdown Trickle-Down’ List
A Huffington Post article/Top 50 list on the government shutdown (“The Government Shutdown Trickle-Down: 50 Effects Of The Budget Standstill”) purports to document the crushing impact of the legislative impasse on the nation, but left me wondering how serious they are. True to HuffPo form, this is click-trolling dressed up as journalism. Here are my favorite ten entries from the list, plus a bonus for good | Read More »
Obama’s Debt Ceiling Mendacity
Earlier today, the ever melodramatic president suggested that it is unprecedented for an opposing party in Congress to deny a request for a clean debt ceiling increase. He asserted that “nobody in the past has ever seriously threatened to breach the debt ceiling until the last two years. and this is the credit worthiness of the united states we’re talking about.” Actually, as Sean Davis | Read More »
The Little Eichmanns of the Government Shutdown
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During the course of the government shutdown no federal agency has been more petty and vindictive than the National Park Service under Jonathan Jarvis. When this is over, Job One for Congressional Republicans should be making Jarvis’s life as unpleasant as he has made it on American citizens.
Take THAT America!
The Obama administration is taking their ball and going home. In the wake of the (sort of) government shut-down, Americans from sea to shining sea are feeling the pinch. At least, we assume the sea is shining after the (sort of shut-down) government moved to close it. Yes the pain of a (sort of) closed government is being universally shared. With unattended open-air monuments, giant | Read More »
Don’t Expect Much Privacy for Your Electronic Medical Records
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Ryan Kalember to discuss the security threats your electronic health information faces, why the Obamacare exchanges will offer a tempting target to hackers and what you can do to minimize the threats to your medical data.
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Hardcore antiwar Left attempts to hijack public anger at @barackobama over #shutdown.
You might have noticed last night the groundwork for a future attempt (probably later today) to incite outrage about war veterans getting arrested at a Vietnam Veterans memorial. Turns out that these particular war veterans get arrested every year – in New York – as part of their general antiwar protesting. Don’t believe me? Believe the Atlantic, then: The gathering took place in part to | Read More »
Yes, I Think This Means the GOP is Winning
Polling shows more Americans blame the GOP than Barack Obama. I think this means the GOP is winning. You’ll need to let me explain. Republican leaders have lived in abject fear for the last two months that there would be an overwhelming backlash against them. In 1995, public opinion ran against the GOP 2 to 1. Bill Clinton consistently got the better of the GOP. | Read More »
Tech at Night: Is Obama violating Net Neutrality during the Shutdown? Michael O’Rielly is using no ‘code words’
Still not a lot going on thanks to the shutdown, but there is the theory being floated that the Obama administration’s punitive shutdown policies are violating Net Neutrality rules. I don’t know that I agree, but it’s worth at least thinking about, as little as Net Neutrality even makes sense.
For all the people are claiming Silk Road wasn’t a significant part of the Bitcoin value, it could be that the feds are seizing 5% of all Bitcoins in circulation. But it is going to be interesting to see how seizing assets works when the assets are encrypted.
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NPS Threatened WWII Vets With Arrest But Now Opens Mall For Union Bosses’ Immigration Rally During #Shutdown
Updated. It truly seemed like we’re living in a world dictated to us by Lilliputian bureaucrats when a group of World War II veterans were threatened with arrest for having the temerity last week to visit the World War II Memorial during the government shutdown. Now, however, said Lilliputian bureaucrats who attempted to block America’s octogenarian war heroes last week are showing their two-faced true | Read More »
White House confirms: the #obamacare signup numbers are really, really bad.
Which is why they won’t release them for at least a month. The Obama administration is not planning on releasing enrollment numbers on Obamacare until November, senior administration officials said Monday, as they continued to insist that delays with the healthcare.gov website were entirely the result of high volume. “We will release monthly data when it is available,” a senior administration official told CNN. “We | Read More »
ObamaCare will survive by suppressing dissent, not satisfying customers
It’s been interesting to watch the unlucky souls who managed to navigate the Glitch Forest, cross the 404 Wasteland, evade the Bugs of Unusual Size, and finally access HealthCare.gov recoil in shock from their sky-high premiums. They had no idea how expensive “free health care” would turn out to be. More to the point, these people didn’t realize they would be paying the freight, even though ObamaCare | Read More »